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Enter three MURDERERS
The two MURDERERS enter with a third MURDERER.

FIRST MURDERER
But who did bid thee join with us?
FIRST MURDERER
But who told you to come here and join us?

THIRD MURDERER
Macbeth.
THIRD MURDERER
Macbeth.



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SECOND MURDERER
He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
Our offices and what we have to do
To the direction just.
SECOND MURDERER
We can trust this guy. He was given exactly the same orders we were.





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FIRST MURDERER
Then stand with us.
The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.
Now spurs the lated traveler apace
To gain the timely inn, and near approaches
The subject of our watch.
FIRST MURDERER
Then stay with us. There’s still a bit of daylight in the sky. Now all the late travellers are hurrying to reach their inns. Banquo is almost here.

THIRD MURDERER
     Hark, I hear horses.
THIRD MURDERER
Listen! I hear horses.

BANQUO
(within) Give us a light there, ho!
BANQUO
(from offstage) Hey, give us some light here!



SECOND MURDERER
     Then ’tis he: the rest
That are within the note of expectation
Already are i' th' court.
SECOND MURDERER
That must be him. The rest of the king’s guests are already inside.

FIRST MURDERER
     His horses go about.
FIRST MURDERER
You can hear his horses moving around as the servants take them to the stables.


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THIRD MURDERER
Almost a mile; but he does usually—
So all men do—from hence to the palace gate
Make it their walk.
THIRD MURDERER
It’s almost a mile to the palace gate, but Banquo, like everybody else, usually walks from here to the palace.
Enter BANQUO and FLEANCE with a torch
BANQUO and FLEANCE enter with a torch.

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